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World Vision Zambia Unveils New Board Chair, As Regional Leader Applauds Outgoing Board Members

By Tisa Banda, Communications and Donor Liaison Officer,

The World Vision Zambia Limited Board has appointed Mrs. Mabel Mung'omba as its new Chairperson.

Mrs. Mung'omba has been a part of World Vision Zambia's board of directors since 2019 and has served as Chairperson of the Ministry, Strategy, and Local Fundraising Committee before taking over the chairmanship from Mr. Malcom Chabala.

Mrs. Mung'omba is an independent consultant focusing on leadership, strategy development, branding and communication, management, and organisation development. She has worked in international teams of trainers for leadership and management in Africa for over ten years, with 18 years of experience in high-level executive management in Zambia's private and public sectors.

Also retiring from the board were directors Dr. Elijah Munachonga and Dr. Deborah Shawa.

 Retiring from the board of directors, Dr. Deborah Shawa (left) receiving an appreciation Plaque from SAR leader Mark Kelly (right)

World Vision Southern Africa Regional Leader, Mr. Mark Kelly, thanked the outgoing Chairperson, Mr. Malcolm Chabala, and directors, Dr. Elijah Munachonga and Dr. Deborah Shawa, for their dedication to the organisation's work and contributing to transforming the lives of millions of children across the country.

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 Retiring from the board of directors, Dr. Elijah Munachonga (left) receiving an appreciation Plaque from SAR leader Mark Kelly (right)

He said he was profoundly grateful for the wisdom of Mr. Chabala as board chairperson, who calmly navigated the members through the meetings and gathered ideas even where there were different understandings and opinions. Mr. Kelly also thanked their families for being patient with them during the many hours and days they spent away from home on World Vision Zambia duty.  

Outgoing board chairperson, Malcolm Chabala (left) speaking to SAR leader Mark Kelly (right)

Mr. Chabala said working with World Vision was fulfilling, and his most memorable moments were in the field, interacting with the communities, and seeing the organization's impact. Dr. Munachonga thanked God for the opportunity to serve the nation through the organisation, as he learned a lot and retired as a different person. And Dr. Shawa expressed gratitude for the lessons she learned while working on the board and thanked World Vision for the opportunity to serve the less privileged.

Incoming board chairperson Mrs. Mabel Mung'omba shaking hands with outgoing board chairperson Mr Malcolm Chabala